Waging War On Trial

Waging War On Trial

by Brian R. Dirck
     
 

A thought-provoking and engaging guide to the legal, moral, and political issues that arise when the United States goes to war.

• A–Z entries on key people such as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Senator Lee Overman, court decisions such as Abrams v. United States and Schenck v. United States, events such as the Gulf War, and issues such as the

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Overview

A thought-provoking and engaging guide to the legal, moral, and political issues that arise when the United States goes to war.

• A–Z entries on key people such as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Senator Lee Overman, court decisions such as Abrams v. United States and Schenck v. United States, events such as the Gulf War, and issues such as the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus

• A chronology spanning the history of waging war from 1792, which saw the formation of the Society of Cincinnatus, through 2002, with the United States contemplating war with Iraq

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The book provides a well-argued analysis of the historical evolution of conflict between branches of US government regarding war-making powers . . . Highly recommended. Undergraduate, graduate, and research/faculty collections." - Choice

"This handbook explores the constitutional issues related to the waging of war by the United States . . . In a nonpartisan manner, Dirck explores these issues even up to the questions raised by President Bush's and Congress's actions in response to the terrorist attacks of 2001 and leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. About half of the book is composed of primary document excerpts . . . This timely, well-written, and fair-minded compendium is aimed at college students, and is highly recommended for academic and public libraries." - American Libraries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576079485
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/25/2003
Series:
On Trial Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Brian R. Dirck is assistant professor of American history at Anderson University, Anderson, IN.

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